When only the very best will do for that romantic break away, escape to the Leannan Boathouse - a beautifully converted former boathouse in the Angus countryside.
The Leannan Boathouse offers luxurious self-catering accommodation for two on the shores of a tranquil fishing pond, tucked away deep in the country resort of Forbes of Kingennie. It's just one of the many beautiful lodges you'll find on this popular estate. With glorious woodland on either side, this historical waterside hideaway dates back to 1855. And with the added treat of two beautiful south-facing balconies, any modern-day Romeo and Juliet can relax back with stunning views for a stay they'll treasure forever.
Inside the Boathouse, a wonderful renovation has taken place, remaining true to the traditional nature of the building while integrating luxurious contemporary additions. You'll enter from the woodland into the first floor, where the stunning kitchen and living area offer a calming welcome after your journey.
Start off with a well-deserved tea or coffee in the fully fitted kitchen, where every feature has been carefully selected for the highest finish. With every convenience you would expect, including a dishwasher and washing machine, this bespoke kitchen exudes a distinctly modern feel, while the stunning stone floor and classic dining table ensure all is fully in keeping with Leannan Boathouse's original fabric.
Unwind in the bright yet peaceful lounge, where original stone-clad walls feature alongside a period fireplace, a wooden floor and the modern additions of a plasma-screen digital TV and sound system. Cuddle up together in the wonderfully comfy leather sofa for two, or look out for fishermen casting their lines as you gaze from the upper balcony.
A staircase takes you to the incredible Master bedroom below. Beautifully finished in tranquil neutral tones, this must be one of the most relaxing bedrooms in Scotland. Lie back on the bespoke king-size bed and sink into the heavenly Tempur ‘body-shape moulding' mattress - a combination that will keep you sleeping soundly all night long.
The haven of tranquillity continues into the en-suite bathroom. This light, airy, yet cosy nook features white-washed stone walls, a classy contemporary sink unit, and a magnificent ‘waterlily' Jacuzzi - large enough for two.
Come morning, wake to the sound of birds in the trees and the sun spilling through the French doors which, in turn, lead out to the large lower balcony. This picture-perfect space really is the pièce de résistance at the Leannan Boathouse - ideal for dining alfresco under sunshine or starlight, or simply standing hand-in-hand to watch the world go by.
As guests to Forbes of Kingennie, you can also take full advantage of a whole host of amenities on offer. Enjoy sensational dining in the Waterside Restaurant or Cairn O' Mount Bar, both of which serve spectacular local produce. The Kingennie Golf Course offers a great challenge for seasoned golfers, as well as lessons for beginners. Or why not join the anglers beyond your balcony for a spot of fishing on one of Kingennie's fishing ponds?
Forbes of Kingennie's remarkable location is also ideal for discovering the coast and countryside of East Scotland. You're just five miles from Dundee's popular shops and attractions, or why not spend a day further afield exploring mountains, lochs and islands?
We all know a romantic getaway leaves you just a little bit more in love with your special someone, but after a visit to Leannan Boathouse, prepare to leave a little piece of your heart aside for this sensational waterside retreat.
Things to note
No pets permitted, children are not permitted to stay.
Tried and tested
"We have really treasured out bolt-hole away from the stresses and strains of our everyday lives. The Boathouse gave us peace, tranquillity, comfort and warmth."
"How much we have enjoyed out too short stay at the Boathouse! This has been a lovely visit, part of our Ruby Wedding celebrations, and we are so very glad we came here. This is such a lovely house with beautiful interiors and lots of lovely touches."
"Wonderful, relaxing and tranquil setting. Very friendly and attentive staff - food in the restaurant was delicious. We had a very lovely mid-week break, the one issue is we only booked for one night - would love to have stayed longer but have already made plans to come back."
Region: Kingennie, Dundee
Cost (from): £190 per night
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 396
Sleeps 2, master bedroom, king size bed, bedding & towels provided, ensuite bathroom, Jacuzzi bath, main balcony, fully equipped kitchen, oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, lounge, plasma digital TV, sound system. WiFi.
Onsite: fishing, golf, putting, maze, play park, aquarium. Offsite: castles, horse riding, cycling, clay shooting, museums, galleries, sailing, watersports.
At a glance
- Converted Victorian boathouse, offering luxurious self-catering accommodation in Angus countryside
- Sleeps 2 - perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries or special weekends away
- Two south-facing balconies with unbeatable views of ponds and woodland
- Based at Forbes of Kingennie, a country resort with a golf course, restaurants and fishing ponds
- 5 miles from Dundee; also in easy reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Aberdeen